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Video Friday Boston Dynamics' Spot Goes to Work, and More

Video Friday Boston Dynamics' Spot Goes to Work, and More

13 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. 

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Shows Off Parkour Skills

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Shows Off Parkour Skills

12 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

The remarkable evolution of Atlas, Boston Dynamics’ most agile robot, continues. In a video posted today, Atlas is seen jumping over a log and leaping up steps like a parkour runner.

UnicornBot Will Enchant Kids Into Learning STEM and Coding

UnicornBot Will Enchant Kids Into Learning STEM and Coding

12 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

There are a number of robots designed to help kids learn the basics of coding, but this is the first we’ve seen that comes equipped with a purple mane and a light-up horn.

Quadrotor Maintains High Speed Flight With Just Three Rotors

Quadrotor Maintains High Speed Flight With Just Three Rotors

12 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

In 2014, we wrote about some failsafe software from ETH Zurich that allowed a quadrotor to remain fully controllable even with one busted motor. The unbalanced torque generated by three motors.

New FAA Rules for Drones Go Into Effect

New FAA Rules for Drones Go Into Effect

11 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

Last week saw the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act become law, and the new legislation has quite a few implications for people who fly small drones or model aircraft as a hobby. Before diving into the latest changes.

32-Legged Spherical Robot Moves Like an Amoeba

32-Legged Spherical Robot Moves Like an Amoeba

11 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

Making a one-legged robot that moves is very hard. Two-legged robots are a little bit more straightforward in some ways, and four-legged robots are statically stable much of the time. 

Robots in Photos SpotMini, iCub, and More from IROS 2018

Robots in Photos SpotMini, iCub, and More from IROS 2018

10 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

IROS is over, and we have a huge pile of shiny new robotics research to bring you over the next few weeks. Before we start in on that, here’s a gallery of some pictures from the IROS keynotes and expo floor, featuring robots.

A Long Goodbye to Baxter, a Gentle Giant Among Robots

A Long Goodbye to Baxter, a Gentle Giant Among Robots

09 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

For a serious research robot, Baxter is a charmer. It’s sports-car red, with two big and deliberate arms. Its face is a flat screen that telegraphs “feelings” like embarrassment (rosy cheeks, upturned eyebrows).

Increasingly human-like robots spark fascination and fear

Increasingly human-like robots spark fascination and fear

07 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

She and others like her are a prime focus of robotic research, as their uncanny human form could be key to integrating such machines into our lives, said researchers gathered this week.

 

Video Friday Ladder-Climbing Snake Robot, and More

Video Friday Ladder-Climbing Snake Robot, and More

06 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

IROS has just ended in Spain but our coverage continues and we’ll be bringing you more stories over the next week or two. Today we have a special edition of Video Friday, featuring some of the best videos from the conference.

Give your phone the finger with this creepy, versatile robotic attachment

Give your phone the finger with this creepy, versatile robotic attachment

06 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

There was a time in history when we thought that selfie sticks were the weirdest smartphone accessory that could ever exist. Now, an unusual, altogether unsettling new phone attachment will make you reconsider.

HyQ Steps Across Gaps Despite Getting Yanked Around

HyQ Steps Across Gaps Despite Getting Yanked Around

05 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

If your robotics lab has a quadruped, it’s become almost a requirement that you post a video of the robot not falling over when walking across some kind of particularly challenging surface.

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